Gondwana Choirs Staff

  • Lyn Williams OAM

    Artistic Director & Founder, Conductor, Board Director
      Lyn Williams OAM is Australia’s leading director of choirs for young people. She founded Sydney Children’s Choir in 1989 to create a world-class ensemble, capable of performing complex music of a professional standard. The Sydney Children’s Choir now proudly represents Sydney as the most prestigious and well-known vocal program for young singers of school age.
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    • Bernie Heard

      General Manager
        Bernie was appointed General Manager of Gondwana Choirs in April 2014, and works alongside Artistic Director Lyn Williams and the Board of Directors to support and realise the organisation’s business and strategic planning. Bernie is passionate about supporting excellence in youth training and performance, with a strong foundation in education as a graduate of Sydney
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      • Sam Allchurch

        Conductor, Artistic Administrator
          Background: Born Australia. Studied University of Melbourne; Organ Scholar Christ Church South Yarra; Gates Scholar, Cambridge University; Artistic Administration Assistant and Development Associate, Gondwana Choirs. Acting Director of Music, Trinity College, Melbourne (2016) Gondwana Choirs: Conductor, Young Men’s Choir 2014; Assistant Conductor, SCC Tours China 2010, Europe 2013; Gondwana Chorale NSW Tour 2012; Chorus Master,
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        • Erica Byrne

          Conductor
            Background: Born Australia. Studied Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts; Diploma of Education University of New South Wales. Gondwana Choirs: Manager, Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) 2008-2017. Led GICC tours including inQANTAS filming and recording; World Expo Shangahi 2010; G’day LA 2010-2012; Kimberley tour 2013 Other Performances: Schools performances, Echolon Theatre Company; Performer, Holland America
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          • Francis Greep

            Development & Communications Manager
              Background: Born Australia. Studied UWA, Sydney Conservatorium, University of Cincinnati. Member of Music Staff and Assistant Chorus Master, Opera Australia; Head of Music West Australian Opera and Houston Grand Opera Gondwana Choirs: Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Manager; Conductor, Luke Byrne Choir. Other Performances: Repertoire of over 60 operas; Conducted Frederica von Stade and Joyce di
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